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World Cup 2010

World Cup 2010

D-Day

D-Day

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2014

On the basis of 1,400 oral histories from the men who were there, bestselling author and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose reveals for the first time anywhere that the intricate plan for the invasion of France in June 1944 had to be abandoned before the first shot was fired. The true story of D-Day, as Ambrose relates it, is about the citizen soldiers - junior officers and enlisted men - taking the initiative to act on their own to break through Hitler's Atlantic Wall when they realised that nothing was as they had been told it would be. D-DAY is the brilliant, no holds barred, telling of the battles of Omaha and Utah beaches. Ambrose relives the epic victory of democracy on the most important day of the twentieth century.

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Dad's War

Dad's War

Author: Chris Tarrant Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/05/2014

Chris Tarrant and his father Basil were very close, they played sport together, watched sport together and shared the same sense of humour. Chris loved and admired his father but it was only after his death he realised that he hardly knew him at all. Basil Avery Tarrant grew up in 1920s Reading, where the smell of beer and biscuits from the local factories filled the air. He worked as an administrator in a local factory and spent his Saturday nights down at the music halls. But what happened to Basil during the war, and how he came to be awarded the Military Cross, remained a mystery to Chris and his family for nearly sixty years. In this emotional journey, Chris discovers that Basil was involved in some of WWII's most significant campaigns, including the Dunkirk evacuation and the D-Day landings, and also took part in some of the most brutal, close-range fighting in Cleve. Dad's War is a profoundly moving and heartfelt tribute to a much-loved father, but it's also a sincere and humble commemoration of the bravery and sacrifice of the soldiers of WWII.

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Is football The Beautiful Game or a gentlemen's game played by hooligans?

 

Depending on your opinion, as World Cup 2010 kicks off in South Africa on 11 June, you'll either be glued to the box or hiding in one!

In the hope that you're a football fan, or know someone who is, Lovereading has assembled this formidable line-up of football related books and websites.


For many, the only reading done during the World Cup is the lip-reading of international expletives on the players mouths. But why not try the great books on this page? As with all our Featured Books, you can download free Opening Extracts and buy with 25% off the RRP.


The Official FIFA World Cup 2010 Website has everything you need to know to become a World Cup expert.

 

And finally, if you thought football was lacking in literary connections, consider the Mexico squad of 2002. Their defence included Gabriel, Garcia, and Marquez!